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pain in my left foot underneath where a bunion would be, shooting pain, even when I'm not walking

By Anonymous January 16, 2012 - 11:50am
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I have a pain in my left foot, it is on top of the foot, underneath where a bunion would be, I am fortunate to not have a bunion, but I cant explain the excruciating pain in my foot. It even hurts when I'm not walking, sharp shooting pains, any idea what it could be?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post and sorry about your foot, it sounds terribly painful.

You may have a damaged nerve or something called Plantar Fasciitis. This is a condition that often happens due to unexpected stress on the foot.

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis may come on gradually or suddenly.

Symptoms include:

  • Burning pain on the sole of the foot
  • Heel pain when taking the first steps in the morning
  • Tenderness when touching the sole or heel
  • Pain when standing on tiptoe

Shooting pains can also occur.

For lots more, read here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/plantar-fasciitis

Anon, do you think you may have this condition?

Have you had any kind of trip or fall or injury to the foot (a bang or a twist) that you can remember? Do you have any swelling? You may have a fracture or have pulled something that's causing this pain.

It looks like you are going to have to see a doctor for a full examination so that you don't risk further injury and can start healing as soon as possible.

We hope to hear back from you!


January 16, 2012 - 12:26pm
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